A community institution for over 50 years, the White Elephant Shop is a thrift store and so much more. The all-volunteer organization has donated over a million dollars to local non-profits over the years, and now the White Elephant board has hired Karen Martinsen as the organization’s first paid staff member. Martinsen and consultant Cheri Hample visit the KCAW studio to talk about the White Elephant’s past, present and future.
The Morning Interview
Sitka’s White Elephant a community treasure
The Southeast Alaska State Fair is in Haines at the end of June and seeking exhibitors. Deana Stout, the fair director, joined us in the studio with Sarah Lawrie of the Greater Sitka Arts Council, Sitka's local representative at the Fair. Vendor entries can be submitted until July 4th. more
Sitka may be a long way from Silicon Valley, but that doesn’t mean innovation can’t happen here. Ken Sprague and Nickie Knight are co-founders of Alaska Small Business Innovators, a non-profit that helps to create small business development programs throughout the state. more